When I first started cooking, this was one of the first things I learned how to make. I was around 15 years old, we’d just moved back from Canada, and I was on a complete health kick. Previously, I’d relied on toaster waffles, pop tarts, or muffins for breakfast (ah the metabolism of a young child. How I miss it). And now, having hit puberty and discovered that what I eat has an influence on my body, I wanted to eat healthier.
*Side note. How sad is that? I remember this time in my life so well, and not in a good way. It led to extreme disordered eating and bulimia and is just a whoooole other story that I’ll tell one day. But society is shit and the way girls are told that they have to be skinny otherwise guys won’t like them is complete crap. I know it’s “changing” but to be honest I don’t really think it’s changing. I don’t know. Just a tought. Anyway.*
So I started having oats for breakfast with cinnamony apples. And besides all the negative stuff I felt about my body, all in all this was and still is an awesome breakfast that I eat on the daily, especially when it’s cold and dreary outside. It’s so comforting, is so good for you, packed with fibre and prebiotics. The cinnamon helps to stabilize your blood sugar too which is great especially in the morning. I just love it still. Not to mention it’s so easy to make. Enjoy!
Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 1 apple chopped
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup plant milk
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- Place all the ingredients into a small saucepan.
- Place on high heat and let it come up to a boil, then immediately turn down the heat tolow.
- Let the oats cook on low with the lid on, stirring often until the oats are soft and the appleis cooked but still has a little bite in it (around 5-10 minutes).
- Serve with more milk over the top, a pinch of cinnamon, a drizzle of nut butter (I lovealmond butter here!) and a drizzle of date syrup or maple syrup if you want some extrasweetness.